posted by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 10:21
Conversations So, here I am again. It is, how many years since this moderation system was created? And how many zillion times I have complained?

But basically the problem is still there, identical.
You don't get modded down because of one of the "legal" reasons, but because some A$$hole doesn't like your opinion.
Let's see the latest instance:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?351338

What is wrong with that? Is it trolling? Hardly, unless I am not allowed to say that I regret the rebranding of Firefox and Thunderbird and the disappearance of Seamonkey.
Is it off-offtopic? I can't see how.
Is it inaccurate? Again, I don't see how, considering that I am expressing only an opinion.

Or is it maybe that some *buntu kid can't stand me me calling Debian "the top distro, bar none"?

Whatever the explanation, the moderation system still gets abused.
No wonder when some people have less than 50% positive moderations.
For those who don't care to read my profile, mine is 85%.
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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by google_ninja on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 13:16 UTC
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

You are using really strong language to describe a number beside an exceedingly average post on an online forum.

Moderating is a time consuming, thankless, and fairly difficult process, crowd sourcing it makes sense when it is a small volunteer staff. Sure, the guy that modded you down was an idiot, but in the grand scheme of things the little number next to that post is exceedingly irrelivent.

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